|Thaddeus Young, PF 30 MIN | 3-7 FG | 1-2 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 7 PTS | -20Three good games in a row was not in the cards for Thad who didn’t hit a FG until there was 2:30 remaining in the 1st half. In the 2nd half #21 did get a bucket until the 9:40 mark of the 3rd Q.|
|Evan Turner, SF 34 MIN | 9-21 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 20 PTS | -26Turner played hard and put up a 20 spot, but I felt that he pounded the ball into the floor too much tonight and the offense was stagnant because of that issue.|
|Spencer Hawes, C 33 MIN | 6-13 FG | 3-3 FT | 13 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 4 TO | 17 PTS | -9How big do you think Hawes smiled when he heard Tim Duncan was getting the night off? Spence racked up another double-double and was one of the few Sixers who found a rhythm vs. the Spurs.|
|Michael Carter-Williams, PG 33 MIN | 2-11 FG | 4-4 FT | 2 REB | 4 AST | 3 STL | 3 BLK | 2 TO | 8 PTS | -18Mama said there would be nights like this…|
|James Anderson, SG 24 MIN | 3-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 7 PTS | -21You’re going to tell me there isn’t a SG out on the street who can get Brett Brown 7 points a game and actually play some defense? I’d be willing to accept that challenge and prove you wrong.|
|Lavoy Allen, PF 19 MIN | 2-4 FG | 0-1 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 4 PTS | -4The inbound play where he turned the ball over was soooo Lavoy.|
|Brandon Davies, PF 14 MIN | 2-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 4 PTS | -15I liked his energy in garbage time which started after the 1st Q.|
|Darius Morris, PG 20 MIN | 2-6 FG | 1-1 FT | 1 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 5 PTS | -6I thought this was his best effort in a Sixers uniform and that’s not saying much.|
|Tony Wroten, SG 21 MIN | 5-9 FG | 2-3 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 13 PTS | -8At this point, I’d like to see Wroten be given the chance to run with the first-five. I’m not sure Wroten is starting SG material, but James Anderson has proven he is not. so let’s give someone else a chance.|
“Grasshopper, you and your team are no where near ready for prime time.” said master-Pop to his former student.
Six Things We Saw From the Sixers…
- This game was over after the 1st Q. With the Pop & Co. leading 14-11, the Spurs went on a 17-3 run and grabbed a 31-13 lead at the end of one quarter. During that stretch, the Sixers shot 1-6 and turned the rock over 3 times. The Spurs never looked back after that portion of the game.
- The Sixers showed some signs of life in the 2nd Q when a 10-0 run cut the Spurs lead to 31-23. However, the Sixers went 0-for-their-next-3, the Spurs regained their composure, extended their lead and the 7-6 never got close again.
- In the 1st half the Spurs got off to a blazing start in this game. They shot 53.5% on FGAs; 50% on 3’d (8-16); totaled 57 points and had 5 players score 8 or more points. San Antonio didn’t cool off much in the 2nd half and ended the game shooting 49% from the field and 46% from deep. The Spurs also scored 46 points in the paint. How’s that “pick your poison” defense working out?
- The 76ers only scored 8 fast break points vs. the Spurs who own the 2nd lowest points allowed average in the League (92.4 ppg.) and did a great job of locking down the 76ers up tempo offense.
- The Sixers owned one lead in this game and it came with the score at 7-6.
- On the tanking scale, I give this game an F…The Sixers lost which is the most important detail, but they played very poorly, there was a ton of garbage time, MCW experienced significant growing pains and this was not an exciting contest to witness. I much prefer the way we lost in Cleveland on Saturday night